FRENCH DOCUMENTARIES @ MUMBAI GALLERY WEEKEND | Roland Barthes – Le théâtre du langage

Mumbai Gallery Weekend (MGW) began in 2012 as a collaborative initiative by the city’s leading contemporary art galleries. The aim was to inject fresh energy into the art scene in Mumbai. This art-focused weekend has become one of the most valuable fixtures in Mumbai’s cultural calendar. Alliance Française de Bombay will be participating for the first time in Mumbai Gallery Weekend by screening two documentaries in partnership with the French Institute in India. Roland Barthes – Le théâtre du langage by Thierry Thomas (55′)  Based on archival ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | La belle et la belle

La belle et la belle by Sophie Fillières (95′) Margaux, 20, meets Margaux, 45. Turns out that they are the same woman at two different stages of her life! For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | Comme des garçons

Comme des garçons by Julien Hallard (90′) Sports reporter Paul Coutard decides to organize a women’s soccer match and unintentionally launches the creation of the first women’s soccer team in France. For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »


The freelance journalist Anne-Claire Lévêque specializes in youth literature. Toying with the French language and juggling with words and expressions is one of her favourite writing techniques. Emilie has a taste for travel, especially in India, and her passion for photography allowed to make journals of her voyages in which she presents her feelings with pictures, collages, and watercolours. Together, they will present a fun workshop on writing and illustration techniques for storytelling in partnership with the French Institute in India! Exclusively for students of Ecole ... Read More »

AF @ DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM – Poussin, Shitao, & Vermeer

Les Quatre Saisons / The Four Seasons by Poussin (1660-1664) Le Mont Jingting en automne / Mount Jingting in Autumn by Shitao (1671) L’Astronome  / The Astronomer by Vermeer (1668) Les Quatre Saisons was the last set of four oil paintings completed by the French painter Nicolas Poussin.  Shitao was the most skilled painters and calligraphers of 16th century China. The film Le Mont Jingting en automne reveals the complex technique and philosophy underlying Shitao’s oeuvre. L’Astronome delves into whether ... Read More »


It’s time to bring some drama to your life – French drama that is! In partnership with St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts (SAPP), we bring you readings of French plays translated in English. For the fifth set of readings, we will focus on Wajdi Mouawad’s play Incendies which is loosely based in part on the life and autobiography of the Lebanese communist militant, Soha Bechara. Free and open to everyone | Registration for the Bandra reading via ... Read More »